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Old 11-16-12, 14:44
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Facebook group - "Travis Tygart for World Sportsman of the Year" ! ! !

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Old 11-16-12, 15:08
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I am not so sure TT for SI sportsman of the year is actually a good idea. It could add to the argument the LA side has made that this case was brought in order to for USADA or TT to "get attention" and take LA down (not that anyone with half a brain would beleive this). The problem with what we have in America is a lot of people seem to be wondering around with less than half a brain.

I also wonder of perhaps TT may not want this sort of attention? (i.e. it might lead to the perception that it is not just about doing what is right). These are just my feelings at the time and not a set stuborn stance. I think if I were TT, I would not want to be named.
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Old 11-17-12, 05:13
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>Though I'm not certain what kind of athlete he is, there are few who have
>done more to protect clean athletes--and therefore the integrity of
>sport itself--from drug cheats of all kinds no matter how rich and famous
>they might be.
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>All sportsman, both current and future, will benefit from the actions
>this man has led as the head of the USADA.
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Under the SI, I would like to nominate the Tygart to be a unit along with the Watt and the Newton, etc. The Travis would be too informal. There is, I believe, no current SI unit for measuring VAM. So there appears to be a window of opportunity. The added bonus would be Ferrari and his clients would forever be using Tygart's name.
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Under the SI, I would like to nominate the Tygart to be a unit along with the Watt and the Newton, etc. The Travis would be too informal. There is, I believe, no current SI unit for measuring VAM. So there appears to be a window of opportunity. The added bonus would be Ferrari and his clients would forever be using Tygart's name.
Endorsed by the Management Executive, to be sent to the next Plenary for acceptance
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while tygart clearly deserves all honor, i hope the general public won't forget to honor floyd, who made this all possible and had the balls to blow the whistle, and kimmage, who has been made to suffer, indeed, for doing his job.
OMG, I hope this is a sarcastic joke? you don't remember that Floyd denyed it, lied about it, took 2 million from unsuspecting rubes, and then after getting caught, squeeled like a pig/little girl and never accepted personal responsibility for his own decisions and actions. if anybody idolizes that POS, they need their head examined.
and bottom line to me is no government agency, especially one that is tax funded, should ever waste any money on pro sports, period. way too many bigger issues in life that 9 million $ would help, instead of this debacle.
Travis Tygart is not a sportsman so he could not possibly get sportsman of the year. that is like giving a 'World's Greatest Mom' mug to your boss, kinda disrespectful
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Old 11-17-12, 13:53
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OMG, I hope this is a sarcastic joke?..
this is what Landis thinks about cycling and cycling fans...
it's just a personal thing i guess. i simply like floyd, alot in fact. i like his particular charisma, his sensibility. his story moves me. as i said, it's a personal thing. i have a crush on this guy. i couldn't name you any former or current cyclist that i like better than floyd, characterwise.

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Old 11-18-12, 00:09
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'Elite' endurance runner Jon Rankin doesn't believe USADA should play a role in cleaning up sports. He contends that only athletes - not anti-doping agencies - can do so. If only Lance's fellow athletes had called him on his doping cycling wouldn't be in its current mess. Apparantly this fellow has never heard of Christophe Bassons or Filippo Simeoni.

Here's a link to Rankin's brilliant insights:
http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/...op-drug-cheats
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Old 11-18-12, 02:37
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'Elite' endurance runner Jon Rankin doesn't believe USADA should play a role in cleaning up sport.
Where does he say they don't have a role?

He expresses some views that I don't agree with, but others that are OK. However, in reading the article I can't see where he says USADA should not have a role.
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Old 11-18-12, 13:36
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Where does he say they don't have a role?

He expresses some views that I don't agree with, but others that are OK. However, in reading the article I can't see where he says USADA should not have a role.
"I question whether the function they serve is a reflection of their understanding of what it is they're trying to fix? Even though these organizations were created to help athletes, it seems as though they're doing more harm than good. Who are the athletes supposed to turn to if the system created to protect them is wreaking havoc on their livelihood? I believe the real (and possibly only) solution lies more with the athletes themselves than with these external agencies that were created to help them."

OK, he does say "possibly only" thereby leaving himself a bit of wiggle room. But the overall tone of the piece is very anti-USADA and critical of its actions in taking down Armstong.
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